The coverage of beneficiaries aged over 60 years has crossed 1 crore (10 million) in just 15 days

In its collaborative fight against the COVID19 pandemic, India recorded the highest vaccinations in a day with over 3 million vaccine doses administered on Monday.

On Day-59 of the vaccination drive (March 15), a total of 30,39,394 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 26,27,099 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 42,919 sessions for 1st dose (Healthcare Workers and Frontline Workers) and 4,12,295 HCWs and FLWs received 2nd dose of vaccine.

In another significant development, the total vaccination coverage in India has crossed the 3.29 crore (32.9 million) mark. The coverage of beneficiaries aged over 60 years has crossed 1 crore (10 million) in just 15 days.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 3,29,47,432 vaccine doses have been administered through 5,55,984 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am on Tuesday.

These include 74,46,983HCWs (1st dose), 44,58,616HCWs (2nd dose), 74,74,406 FLWs (1st dose) and 14,09,332 FLWs (2nd Dose), 18,88,727beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific comorbidities (1st Dose) and 1,02,69,368 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years.

Five states, Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, continue to report a surge in the COVID daily new cases. 79.73% of the new cases are reported from these states in the past 24 hours.

In the last 24 hours, 24,492 new cases were registered.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 15,051 followed by Punjab with 1,818 while Kerala reported 1,054 new cases.

Eight states are displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases. These are Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka and Haryana.

Kerala is reporting a consistently declining trend over the last one month.

India’s total Active Caseload has reached 2,23,432. India’s present active caseload now stands at 1.96% of India’s total Positive Cases.

Maharashtra, Kerala and Punjab cumulatively account for 76.57% of India’s total active cases.

Total tests conducted in the country has surpassed 22.8 crore (22,82,80,763). The cumulative national Positivity Rate currently stands at 5%.

Meanwhile, 131 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

Seven states account for 82.44% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (48). Punjab follows with 27 daily deaths and Kerala reported 11 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Sixteen states and Union Territories (UTs) have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Rajasthan, Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir (UT), Odisha, Jharkhand, Lakshadweep, Sikkim, Ladakh (UT), Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland, Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Arunachal Pradesh.